Anime Expo 2019 Toonami Squad Exclusive: Interview With Maki Terashima-Furuta

While at Anime Expo 2019 we met up with Maki Terashima-Furuta President of Production I.G-USA and the Producer of FLCL, FLCL Progressive, FLCL Alternative, Uzumaki, Sand Whale And Me, and Co-Producer of the live action Ghost In The Shell Movie (2017).

*Note: Uzumaki which was announced to premiere on Toonami in 2020 was originally supposed to be announced at Anime Expo 2019 but due to legal reasons couldn’t be announced yet so the announcement was pushed back and made at Crunchyroll Expo 2019 instead. You can read more about that announcement here:

Special thanks to Maki-Terashima-Furuta for letting us know about the announcement. 😉

A DVD release for FLCL Progressive was released on October 1st, 2019:

FLCL Progressive features all 6 episodes of the anime directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro.

The sequel to one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL: Progressive brings together members of the original team with a whole new generation of creators. From the legendary anime studio Production I.G and Adult Swim. FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.

Special Features: Meet the Creators, The Pillows.

Interviewers: William Lever and Logan Rebholz

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